Martha "Mattie" Snavely

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Martha "Mattie" Snavely

Also Known As: "Aunt Mattie"
Birthplace: Conestoga Twp, Lancaster Co., PA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Abraham Barr Snavely and Elizabeth Snavely
Sister of Benjamin Snavely; Veronica "Fanny" Buckwalter Hershey and Abraham Buckwalter Snavely

Managed by: Matthew SHENK SICHEL
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About Martha "Mattie" Snavely

From the 1850 federal census, Martha Snavely lived in Conestoga, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with her mother, father, brother and sister. The family at the time consisted of:

  • Head Abraham Snavely 63
  • Wife Elisabeth Snavely 61
  • Son Abraham Snavely 25
  • Daughter Martha Snavely 19
  • Daughter Fanny Snavely 15

His Reformed Mennonite mother’s family helped finance these unsuccessful ventures in the candy industry. His mother and her sister, Aunt Martha "Mattie" Snavely supported the business working for Milton Hershey in the shop. Aunt Mattie also provided several financial loans to Milton Hershey.

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Conestoga Twp, Lancaster Co., PA